Rezidor has announced plans for its first Radisson Blu property in Durban.
The 207-room hotel will be located within the 90,000 sqm Oceans Umhlanga mixed use development “sloping down from the city towards the famous beaches”.
The property is scheduled to open in 2019 and will feature an all-day dining restaurant, lobby bar and coffee shop, a rooftop bar and terrace, a business lounge, gym, spa, outdoor pool and 1,200 sqm of meeting space.
Commenting on the news Wolfgang M. Neumann, President and CEO of Rezidor said:
“We are delighted to launch our core brand Radisson Blu in Durban and complete the business triangle with Cape Town and Johannesburg.
“The presence in South Africa’s three major cities further strengthens our position in the country and on the continent: Africa is our biggest growth market where we, on average, sign a hotel every 37 days and open a hotel every 60 days.
Radisson Blu recently opened a new property in Abidjan, the economic capital of West Africa’s Ivory Coast.